How to Set Up Fanvil Phones with 3CX: A Step-by-Step Guide
Fanvil phones are popular choices for businesses seeking reliable and feature-rich IP phones. When integrated with a powerful IP PBX system like 3CX, they can elevate communication capabilities and enhance productivity. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up Fanvil phones with 3CX, ensuring a seamless and efficient deployment.
- A working 3CX Phone System with admin access to the 3CX Management Console.
- Fanvil IP phones are compatible with 3CX. Check the 3CX website for a list of supported models.
Step 1: Provisioning Fanvil Phones:
- Connect the Fanvil phone to the same network as your 3CX Phone System.
- Power on the phone and identify its IP address (you can find this in the phone’s settings menu).
Step 2: Enable Provisioning in 3CX:
- Access the 3CX Management Console using a web browser.
- Go to “Settings” > “Phone Provisioning” and make sure “Enable Phone Provisioning” is checked.
- Take note of the “Provisioning URL,” which you will need for configuring the Fanvil phone.
Step 3: Configure the Fanvil Phone:
- Open a web browser and enter the IP address of the Fanvil phone to access its web interface.
- Log in with the default username and password (usually admin/admin).
- Navigate to “Settings” > “Auto Provision” or “Configuration” > “Auto Provision” (the menu might vary depending on the Fanvil model).
- In the “Auto Provision” section, enter the Provisioning URL obtained from the 3CX Management Console.
- Save the settings and reboot the Fanvil phone to apply the changes.
Step 4: Add the Fanvil Phone to 3CX:
- In the 3CX Management Console, go to “Phones” > “Add Phone” > “IP Phone.”
- Choose “Fanvil” as the phone brand and select the appropriate model.
- Enter the MAC address of the Fanvil phone (you can find this on the phone’s label or packaging).
- Select the extension to assign to the phone from the dropdown list.
- Click “Add” to finalize the phone’s registration with 3CX.
Step 5: Verify and Test:
- After the phone has rebooted, check the “Phones” section in the 3CX Management Console to ensure the Fanvil phone is listed as “Connected.”
- Test incoming and outgoing calls to ensure the phone is working correctly.
By following this comprehensive guide, you can easily set up Fanvil phones with 3CX, empowering your business with a robust and flexible communication system. Fanvil’s reliability combined with 3CX’s powerful IP PBX capabilities will enhance collaboration and productivity within your organization. Remember to check for firmware updates and explore additional features that both Fanvil and 3CX have to offer to further optimize your communication experience.